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Huawei Watch 2

Huawei Watch 2
alaScore 98

110 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Huawei Watch 2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Huawei Watch 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Daniel Van Boom (cnet.com)

Huawei Watch 2 LTE review

 

The Apple Watch Series 3 ( $429.00 at Apple ) offers 4G support, meaning you can receive calls, notifications and more without the use of your iPhone ( $699.00 at Apple ) . That's great -- if you have an iPhone. Android users are left without though,...

The Huawei Watch 2 is one of few watches that supports 4G connectivity, though not in the US, and does fitness tracking as well as any other wearable.

No features that make this a must-have device for the average user. It's also a little too big and bulky, and its 1.2-inch screen is too small.

Within the category of smartwatches, the Huawei Watch 2 is a great device. But that doesn't mean it's one you need to buy if you're not already sold on wearables.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Brent Rose (theverge.com)

Huawei Watch 2 review: a fitness focus that falls flat

 

Huawei's latest smartwatch is a departure from the fashion-forward original

Very accurate heart rate monitor that works 24/7 ; Built-in GPS means you can run without your phone ; It’s not as bulky as sportier watches like the LG Watch Sport or the Garmin Fenix 5X ; Watch’s speaker produces surprisingly good audio quality

The screen is so small it makes text very hard to read, especially while moving ; Battery struggles to last 24 hours ; Not particularly attractive ; Plagued with lag, crashes, and random bugs

May, 2017

Expert review by: Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Huawei Watch 2

 

The Huawei Watch 2 features excellent fitness tracking capabilities and is the strongest showcase for Android Wear 2.0 we've seen so far, but that still doesn't make it a perfect smartwatch.

Continuous heart rate monitoring. Built-in GPS and Android Pay compatibility. Accurate step and distance tracking. Good battery life.

Strap feels chintzy and isn't easy to swap out. Difficult to keep track of long-term fitness progress. Wi-Fi can be finicky.

And yet we can't recommend the Huawei Watch 2 unequivocally. Android Wear lags behind watchOS in the app department and it just isn't intuitive to use. And the watch itself is big and bulky, limiting your abilities for all-day wear. So while the Huawei...

May, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Huawei Watch 2 review

 

Huawei's Watch 2 Sport gives you everything you need from a smartwatch, including mobile payments and GPS.

Android Wear 2.0 is polished ; Watch Mode offers 25-day battery life ; Comfortable and lightweight ; Offers array of sensors ; Removable bands

Screen is too small ; No rotating crown ; Occasional long load times

Huawei’s Watch 2 Sport is the best Android Wear watch so far. It offers everything you may need from a smartwatch, such as actionable notifications, 4GB of storage for offline music playback, GPS, NFC for Android Pay, Google Assistant, and direct...

May, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Huawei Watch 2: A powerful fitness-focused Android Wear smartwatch

 

Last year I had a chance to try out the Huawei Watch and it ended up being arguably the best Android Wear smartwatch of 2016. That original Huawei Watch was a fashion watch with steel and leather band options with a refined design.

Lightweight comfortable design ; Accurate GPS and activity tracker ; Clear and crisp color display ; Android Wear 2.0 with Android Pay support ; IP68 dust and water resistance ; Solid battery life

Bezel makes it difficult to tap on screen ; Limited band options

Expert review by: Damian M. (phonearena.com)

Huawei Watch 2 Review

 

Smartwatches are a tough task to get right for most manufacturers. Unlike smartphones, style is just as important as functionality and with everyone having completely different preferences in that regard, every device in the smartwatch market caters to...

Comfortable to wear ; Smooth user experience ; Compatible with standard 20 mm bands

Uninspiring design ; Lack of rotating bezel or crown, making for a constantly dirty display ; Android Wear 2.0 is still a little rough around the edges

A solid device, with a solid price tag.

Mar, 2017

TechGearLab Editors' Choice Award

Expert review by: David Wise (techgearlab.com)

Huawei Watch 2 Review

 

Our top recommendation for Android users but isn't the most stylish watch around

Fantastic fitness tracking, lots of smart functions, compatible with Android Pay and voice control

Mediocre display, unappealing aesthetic

The by Huawei is a solid smartwatch that thoroughly improves on its predecessor. While we do wish Huawei had spent a little more effort on the overall design of the watch and on its display, this watch more than compensates with its excellent fitness...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Chance Kinney (chipchick.com)

Huawei Watch 2 Review

 

Early last year I checked out the Huawei Watch. It was Huawei's debut smartwatch, and the Chinese company went for style, using metal builds with colors like gold to try to create a smartwatch that would actually look good with a nice outfit. I wasn't...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Steffen Herget (androidpit.com)

Huawei Watch 2 review: a sporty successor with a lot of new features

 

The Huawei Watch 2 doesn't have the same elegance that its predecessor had, but we mustn't forget that it's also aimed at a different target audience: athletes. Equipped with Android Wear 2.0, numerous sensors and an optional SIM card slot, the Huawei...

Sporty design ; Customizable second button ; Integrated SIM card slot (optional)

Operation isn't particularly high quality ; Average battery life ; Slow and inaccurate GPS

The Huawei Watch 2 is a refinement of the watch we met in 2015. LTE and GPS are necessary additions; the second physical button is quite handy in everyday life, although it looks a bit unusual. The Huawei Watch 2 comes with Android Wear 2.0 software,...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Huawei Watch 2 Review: The Fitness-Tracking Smartwatch You Don't Need

 

While I was testing the Watch 2, Huawei CEO Eric Xu Zhijun was quoted as saying , "I am always confused as to what smartwatches are for when we have smartphones." His ambivalence about the category reinforced mine, and nothing about the Huawei Watch 2...

Small charger ; Good battery life ; Always-on display

Humdrum design ; Mediocre apps ; No LTE support for the U.S version

While the Huawei Watch 2 has some useful fitness features, they're still not robust enough for us to recommend this Android Wear watch.

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Carbon, Black / Grey / Orange
Band material:Plastic
Brand color:Carbon Black / Concrete Grey / Dynamic Orange
Certification:CE
Color of product:Black
Dustproof:Y
Housing coating:Ceramic
Housing color:Black
Housing material:Plastic
Removable strap:Y
Shape:Round
SIM card type:SIM + eSIM
Splash proof:Y
Waterproof:Y
Wrist size:5.51 - 8.27
Wrist size range:5.51 - 8.27

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100
3G standards:TD-SCDMA,UMTS
4G bands supported:900,1800,1900,2100,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
GSM bands supported:900,1800

Other Features

Color of product:Black

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Charger:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package type:Box

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 BLE
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB port:Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery Capacity:420

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:768
RAM capacity:768

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Barometer:Y
Built-in camera:N
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Caller ID:Y
Display Diagonal:1.2
Display Resolution:390 x 390
Display Technology:AMOLED
Display Type:AMOLED
FM radio:N
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Mobile operating systems supported:Android
Operating system installed:Android Wear 2.0
Pixel density:326
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1100
Processor Manufacturer:Qualcomm
Processor model:MSM8909W

Weight & Dimensions

Band width:0.866
Depth:1.93
Thickness:0.496
Weight:1.41
Width:1.77